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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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31 Holland America Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

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06/14
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Zaandam from Valparaiso to Rio. Staff were always friendly, fun and ... Read more
Overall, this is a trip of a lifetime. You will be mesmerized by the Chilean Andes, and there will never be anything to ... Read more
ANTARCTICA 2013 mremsha
02/13
My wife and I have been on numerous cruises throughout the globe on different cruise lines over the years. This is our ... Read more
Reviews of the Veendam are overwhelmingly positive for South American cruises and quite mediocre for Bermuda cruises, ... Read more
i would not recommend this cruise because most of the ports are not exciting.buenos aires is great,montevedeo is ... Read more

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Having heard generally good reports about Holland America, we set off anticipating something that bit special, but ... Read more
02/11
We left Valparaiso on a boat that had just been in a huge storm but we would have the best weather in years. A bit of ... Read more
Our trip aboard the Veendam was nothing short of spectacular in every way. The entire crew, particularly the Captain ... Read more
01/11
This was my first cruise ever and it couldn't have been better. I traveled with my mid-70s parents and they loved it ... Read more
This cruise truly was a dream come true for me. We lucked out weather-wise - and the only turbulant waters were while ... Read more

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Trip Report for cruise on the MS Veendam from 11/26/10 to 12/08/10. Bottom Line Up Front: Good cruise overall on ... Read more
Valparaiso to Buenos Aires SanFrancisotraveler
12/10
General We took this cruise mainly to see the Chilean fiords and islands, go through the Darwin Channel, Beagle ... Read more
It's been a few years since we last sailed with HAL, having cruised several times with Princess and once with Celebrity ... Read more
Be forewarned, this is a lengthy, detailed review. I always find that detailed reviews are most valuable to me so I ... Read more
This was our first Holland America cruise; a 30 day tour of South America. There were many pluses but one big negative. ... Read more

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03/10
We boarded the Veendam late due to the previous cruise running behind and also as the Veendam had been infected with a ... Read more
My wife and I had sailed 4 times on Celebrity but had heard that Holland America was a step above, so we decided to pay ... Read more
02/10
We arrived to the Santiago airport to board the transfer bus to Valparaiso and were told by HAL staff the ship was ... Read more
My husband and I were very excited about the cruise: 20 days from Valparaiso to Rio over Christmas and New Years. Our ... Read more
01/10
Had mixed feelings about embarking on this cruise because of concerns about seasickness and my fairly recent dependence ... Read more

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Magic bellaverdi
01/10
Now four days back home, I am primarily left with the impressions of the Antartic region. The wonder and magic of it ... Read more
01/10
I was a first time Holland America cruiser and these are my thoughts. I was quite impressed with the Holland America ... Read more
EXPLORER & ANTARCTICA EXPERIENCE CRUISE - DECEMBER 15, 2008 - JANUARY 4, 2009 (VALPARAISO TO RIO) DH and I are ... Read more
Very nice cruise elconde1
01/08
We flew to Santiago and spend to days there prior to the cruise. We stayed in a hotel in the Providence district. Good ... Read more
We just returned from the 16 night South American Explorer cruise. On the whole, the trip was everything I expected and ... Read more

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